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Training Programme on the Consolidation of Laws

2018 Law Revision Conference: Embracing the Opportunities of Law Revision in Commonwealth Jurisdictions (3 & 4 July, 2018)

RECENTLY PUBLISHED:

Turks and Caicos Islands

The 11 Volume Set and CD-ROM of the Revised Edition of the Laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands showing the law as at 31 December 2014 is now completed. To order contact the Attorney General’s Chambers, Waterloo Plaza, Airport Road, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands. Telephone No: (649) 946-2096/ 338-3281 Email: ag_chambers@gov.tc

Anguilla

The 12 Volume Set and CD-ROM of the Revised Edition of the Statutes and Regulations of Anguilla showing the law as at 15 December 2014 available soon. For information contact the Attorney General’s Chambers, Caribbean Commercial Centre, The Valley, Anguilla. Telephone No: (264) 497-3044. Email: lawrevision@gov.ai or attorneygeneral@gov.ai or visit the website www.anguillalaws.com.

Montserrat

The 12 Volume Set and CD-ROM of the Revised Edition of the Laws of Montserrat showing the law as at 1 January 2013 is now available for sale. To order contact the Attorney General’s Chambers, Valley View, Brades, Montserrat. Telephone No: (664) 491-4686; Email: legal@gov.ms. or visit the website www.agc.gov.ms.

Belize

The 18 Volume Set and CD-ROM of the Revised Edition of the Substantive Laws of Belize showing the law as at 31 December 2011 available soon. For information contact the Attorney General’s Ministry, 2nd Floor East Block Building, Independence Plaza, Belmopan, Belize. Telephone No: (501) 822-2154. Email: ministry.info@agm.gov.bz. or visit the website www.belizelaw.org.
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Training Programme on the Consolidation of Laws

You Will Learn:

  • How consolidation impacts on the Chambers
  • The consolidation cycle
  • The techniques employed in the consolidation cycle
  • Document management at each stage of the consolidation cycle
  • Consolidation issues

Course Outline:

  • Benefits of consolidation
    The session discusses the advantages of having the laws consolidated, the ease of drafting further amended legislation, etc;
  • The importance of a cut-off date for consolidation
    This session discusses the importance of a cut-off date, the advantage of implementing a consistent cut-off date for ease of reference, i.e. 15 December 2000, 15 December 2002, 15 December 2004, 15 December 2006, 15 December 2008, 15 December 2010, etc.
  • The Consolidation cycle
  • Preparation of enacted legislation in:
    o    electronic format; and
    o    hardcopy format
    This session discusses the collection of information. (Who is responsible? Who has access? Security issues, etc.)
  • The importance of creating a Tracking Sheet
  • What legislation should be included in the Tracking Sheet
  • Verification of Tracking Sheet
    This session discusses listing submitted by Gazette Office, Cabinet Secretary or Clerk (House of Assembly) as one of the tools for verification, etc.)
  • The importance of an efficient documentation system – hardcopy & electronic
  • The creation of a Consolidated Tracking Sheet
  • Electronic Consolidation
    o    Creating a Consolidation Database
    1. content and organization;
    2. file name convention
    o    Inserting amendments
    o    Renumbering
    o    Addressing consequential amendments
    o    Addressing repeals
    o    Addressing new acts
    o    Annotation
    This session discusses the structure of the information stored in the database and how various legislation are addressed, etc.)
  • Matching consolidated database against hardcopy filing system
  • Use of Control Sheets
  • Cross-references within:
    o    an Act and related legislation
    o    the database
  • Formatting of legislation
  • Proofreading techniques
  • Workflow issues:
    o    Gazetted version and digital file submitted not identical
    o    Errata
    o    Omissions
    o    Missing pages in Gazette
    o    Lack of organisation
    o    proofreading
  • Requirements for submission of legislation to The Regional Law Revision Centre Inc.
  • Coursework and discussion

Who should participate?

This programme will benefit anyone involved in the consolidation cycle:

  • Parliamentary Counsels
  • Legislation Systems Administrators
  • Legal Assistants

Recommended Hotels:

Ocean Breeze
Physical address: Long Path Road, The Valley, AI-2640, Anguilla Phone Numbers – 1-264-235-7094
Email: Ellenh65@hotmail.com
Conveniently located near The Regional Law Revision Centre Inc.

Lloyd’s Bed and Breakfast
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 52, The Valley, AI-2640, Anguilla.
Physical Address: Crocus Hill (A short walk away from Crocus Bay)
Phone: 1.264.497.2351
Fax: 1.264.497.3028
Email: info@lloydsbnb.com

For further information contact:

Ms. Yolande Dash
The Regional Law Revision Centre Inc., P.O. Box 1626,
5 Mar Building, Albert Lake Drive, The Valley, AI-2640, Anguilla.
Phone: 1.264.476.5722 (Mobile)
Fax: 1.264.498.8633
Email: ydash@lawrevision.ai

Proposed Dates:

Thursday 18 to Friday 19 October 2018
Thursday 8 to Friday 9 November 2018

Price:

US$850 (Course notes and lunch each day included)

Click here to download Course Content and Registration Form (168KB Adobe PDF)


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The Regional Law Revision Centre Inc is a Non-Profit Organisation registered in Anguilla under the Companies Act, R.S.A. c. C65 and re-registered in 2010
in accordance with the Non-Profit Organisation Regulations, 2010.
The Regional Law Revision Centre Inc,
P.O. Box 1626,5 Mar Building, Albert Lake Drive, The Valley, AI-2640, Anguilla.
Tel.: (264) 497-7572 (RLRC), Fax.: (264) 498-8633, Email: admin@lawrevision.ai